Intended to limit the speed of competitors during a cautionary period in a motorsport event
pace cars are a great way for automakers to advertise their vehicles to the general public.
Unfortunately, the pink ‘Making Strides Against Breast Cancer’ Chevy Camaro ZL1
which serves as the official pace car of the NASCAR Cup Series races at several racetracks
suffered a breakdown at Martinsville.
In a video captured during the NASCAR Cup event, we find the pink Camaro
pace car pulled over onto the shoulder of the racetrack while the racers continue
Immediately following the incident, it was unclear as to exactly what went down,
as the vehicle appeared to be in limp mode.Following a brief period of confusion
which was quickly remedied by a safety truck temporarily taking over pace car
the Camaro was pulled into pit lane to diagnose the issue. Upon quick inspection,
appeared as though rubber buildup on the tires may have caused the fender